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New York mayor Michael Bloomberg claims to run the city like a business. In Bloombergandrsquo;s New York, Julian Brash applies methods from anthropology, geography, and other social science disciplines to examine what that means. He describes the mayorandrsquo;s attitude toward governance as the Bloomberg Wayandmdash;a philosophy that holds up the mayor as CEO, government as a private corporation, desirable residents and businesses as customers and clients, and the city itself as a product to be branded and marketed as a luxury good.
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Commonly represented as pragmatic and nonideological, the Bloomberg Way, Brash argues, is in fact an ambitious reformulation of neoliberal governance that advances specific class interests. He considers the implications of this in a blow-by-blow account of the debate over the Hudson Yards plan, which aimed to transform Manhattanandrsquo;s far west side into the cityandrsquo;s next great high-end district. Bringing this plan to fruition proved surprisingly difficult as activists and entrenched interests pushed back against the Bloomberg administration, suggesting that despite Bloombergandrsquo;s success in redrawing the rules of urban governance, older political arrangementsandmdash;and opportunities for social justiceandmdash;remain.

About the Author

Julian Brash is assistant professor of anthropology at Montclair State University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Abbreviations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Neoliberalization of Governance in New York City

Chapter 2. Electing the CEO Mayor

Chapter 3. Running Government Like a Business

Chapter 4. The Luxury City

Chapter 5. The Bloomberg Way

Chapter 6. Far West Side Stories

Chapter 7. Why the RPA Mattered

Chapter 8. The Logic of Investment

Chapter 9. The Bloomberg Way and Its Others

Conclusion

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780820335667
Author:
Brash, Julian
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Politics and government.
Subject:
Urban renewal -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 bandw photos, 2 maps
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » City Specific
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » General

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